80 Washington Square East, NYU

Go Ask Alice: Alice, Wonderland and Popular Culture

September 26 – December 11, 2015

Washington Windows

In collaboration with New York University's Fales Library and Special Collections, 80WSE Gallery windows on Washington Square East presents an extension of Go Ask Alice: Alice, Wonderland and Popular Culture on display in the Mamdouha Bobst Gallery, Bobst Library. 'Go Ask Alice': Alice, Wonderland and Popular Culture, explores Alice parodies and ephemera for viewers of all ages, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the beloved children's story by Lewis Carroll.

The exhibition draws material from Fales Library’s Alfred C. Berol Collection, the largest collection of Lewis Carroll materials in the United States. Additionally, materials from the Jon Lindseth collection of Alice in Wonderland ephemera will be on display for the first time. Mr. Lindseth, who is a major collector of Lewis Carroll and other 19th century novelists, donated his collection of more than 1,000 Alice items to Fales Library in 2012.

Image with title, 'Alice in Wonderland' featuring a outside scene with a blue sky, dotted with clouds an green foliage. Alice, from 'Alice and Wonderland' in a blue and white dress comes down a red stone pathway following a white rabbit wearing a green scarf.
Image of Alice from 'Alice in Wonderland' in a blue dress, white apron, and black hair bow surrounded by a background of various flowers and plants.
Various cartoon characters from 'Alice in Wonderland' and flowers in pink, white, orange, green, and black, floating around a purple background. The characters include the Cheshire Cat, Alice, The Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and the caterpillar.
Image from the cover of an 'Alice in Wonderland' book. The cover features a girl wearing a blue dress, white apron, with long blond flowing hair. Various characters from the book are outlined and drawn beside her.